The Backcountry Outdoor News reports the latest hunting and, fishing news along with fishing derbies and tournaments

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Whether it's bass, walleye, muskie, crappie, catfish, marlin, sailfish, billfish, salmon, shark or 
trout, this website will list a contest, derby or tournament for whatever species 
fisherman you are.

  • If your looking for an exciting way to have more fun fishing. 

  • If you belong to a fishing organization or club, we may have your venues listed. 

  • Add a contest, derby or tournament FREE to our data base. 
USA Fishing Contests, Derbies & Tournaments Directory

Most contests and tournaments are open to the general public but some are closed to club or pro circuit members. Use the links to each contest on the site for more information. The link may also indicate if there is a registration fee to participate. 

ANGLERS: We can use your help. Due to the high volume of fishing venues, mistakes can happen. If you find a link that doesent work or is incorrect PLEASE let us know so we can fix. THANKS
Choose from our FEATURED EVENTS or the list of states below
  • Jan 1- Jan 31 -- Shack Slam -- USA & Canada Online Tournament - any public waters that has safe ice -- website

  • Feb 16 -- (Ok its not USA)  2020 Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Derby -  Ontario, Canada -- website 

  • March 6 -- (Ok its not USA)  WAWA Ice Fishing Derby -- Ontario, Canada - Wawa, Hawk, Manitowik -- website

  • April 1 - Nov 30 -- GRAND HAVEN STEELHEADERS -- Grand Haven, MI - Lake Michigan - website

  • April 15 - Nov 30 -- Fisherman's Dream Boat Challenge -- CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, VT, NJ, NY, PA & RI - Ocean offshore -- website     

  • July 4 -- World Cup Blue Marlin Championship -- World (Register Early) --  Ocean -- website

  • Sept 26-27 -- Hooked on Lake Dardanelle Big Bass Tournament -- Russellville, AR - Lake Dardanelle -- website

Whether an event is for freshwater, saltwater, open water or ice fishing, they are listed in our directory.  TBC Press  makes every effort to have the most complete, up-to-date directory of fishing venues.
2020 Fishing VenuesTrickling In 
Events are added throughout the season.